how many of you actually bench press?
im quite lean so when i lie down on the bench i have my elbows far below 90 degrees. as a result when i flat bench my shoulders always hurt afterwards in a bad way. it feels better when i use the wide grip but i cant do closegrip without feeling some strain in my shoulders.
what ive been told is that bench pressing is the best for upper body strength since the weight that you can handle is far above what you can press overhead. my question is, is the bp really necessary in strongman?